It's no secret that Kickstarter and the comics industry have enjoyed a fruitful, wonderfully organic relationship. Graphic novels, anthologies, individual issues, and a whole lot more are brought to life by veteran creators and new ones alike. Looking through the comics section of Kickstarter, it feels like its own rapidly expanding universe of artistic dreams brought to life. This week, a few of the Kickstarter staff will be attending the New York Comic-Con along with a number of creators that have used the platform to turn the projects from their brains into reality. Here's what's going on:
Do you have a Kickstarter project idea? Want to talk about it? Join Jamie Tanner, Kickstarter's Community Manager for Comics, along with other Kickstarter team members and project creators, to ask questions and help bring your creative project to life.
Dare2Draw is a NYC monthly mentoring/networking comic book creator program that will be hosting creators Simon Fraser (Dr. Who) and Jamie Tanner (Kickstarter's Comics guy) along with a number of judges, helping to find talent for the upcoming Dare2Draw TV series. Supplies provided.
A lineup of all-star creators who've used Kickstarter to launch their dream projects will explain in detail how to create your own successful Kickstarter campaign. Panelists will include Craig Engler and Jamie Tanner from Kickstarter as well as several high-profile comic creators who've run successful projects on Kickstarter.
In addition, a number of creators that have used Kickstarter will be part of panels themselves. Here's some (okay a lot) of those:
If panels aren't your thing (or even if they are), we put together a list of some of the notable creators in attendance. All of these people have run, or are currently running, Kickstarter projects. Go say what's up!
Alex de Campi / Amy Chu / Amy Reeder & Brandon Montclare / Art Baltazar / Ben Templesmith / Locust Moon Press / David Mack / David Petersen / David Gallaher and Steve Ellis / Frank Barbiere / Gail Simone and Jim Calafiore / Greg Pak / Jeremy Bastian / Jimmy Palmiotti / Mark Sable / Matt Miner & Sean Von Gorman / Peter Kuper / Rob Liefeld / Ryan Browne / Brian Clevinger and Scott Wegener / Sean Wang / Victor Ochoa / Kel McDonald / Molly Ostertag / Dare2Draw / Reading With Pictures